Pharmacologic Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Question 6:

Which one of the following most increases insulin sensitivity in an overweight diabetic? (Choose the one best answer.)

  1. Acarbose
  2. Glyburide
  3. NPH Insulin
  4. Glargine Insulin
  5. Metformin

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In discussing pharmacologic treatments of type 2 diabetes, it is important to remember the two underlying processes of insulin resistance and insulin deficiency leading to hyperglycemia. These two mechanisms are the reasons for checking both fasting and post meal glucose levels. For your reference here is an optional overview article on oral diabetes medications from the Medical Letter in 2017.

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